The interactive session explores an ancient greek’s programme for healthy living. Written 1800 years ago, Galen’s medical system was the basis of Western and Islamic Medicine for 1600 years. Might Galen’s healthy living be useful for us in the 21st century? Join Professor John Wilkins to consider Galen’s advice on the environment, eating and drinking, exercise, sleep, regulating the body, and mental health.
FREE, BOOKING REQUIRED
10:30 A.M. LIVE ON ZOOM
This European Researchers’ Night project is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.
Classics and Ancient History
University of Exeter
John Wilkins is a specialist in the history of food and medicine in Greco-Roman culture, with current interests in literature (eg comic drama) and medicine (especially nutrition). He is currently working on are the Deipnosophistae (Philosophers at Dinner) of Athenaeus and On Simple Medicines of Galen, both written in the last 2nd/early 3rd centuries AD, at a time when Greek authors were reviewing the previous millennium of Greek culture.